As you come through the front door of the shop and gallery, you’ll notice that this is no ordinary hotel gift shop! We have sundries, snack foods, soft drinks, plus we are 1,500 square feet of delightful gifts for every age, including gourmet candies, bourbon spices & sauces, souvenirs, home decor & table top accents, a handsome men’s department, exquisite fashion & hats for the ladies, infant & children’s plush and attire… horse and bourbon-themed everything it seems!

In addition to our exclusive t-shirts celebrating Louisville, the Derby and bourbon, we carry local and regional artists/artisans in our Gallery and pride ourselves on many locally made gifts. The finest collection of hats and fascinators can be found year-round, not just at Derby time, from renowned designers like Madame Foo Foo Couture, Forme Millinery and up-and-coming hat makers!

Don’t forget to pick up a lucky, authentic, bejeweled horseshoe, recycled from our famous racetrack during your visit!

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Madam Foo Foo Couture 

Ladies and gentlemen, hold on to your hats...your Madam Foo Foo Couture hats!! Join us on May 2nd from 10:00 am -8:00 pm as we celebrate historic Kentucky Derby 150 by offering our most exciting men's and women's collection in a decade.

There is no need to buy and bring your hats from home. With more than 100 original designs, Madam Foo Foo Couture founder, Lisa Lake-Roedemeier, and her staff will be on hand to help you find the perfect complement to your ensemble!

Meet Lisa and shop the Kentucky Derby 150 collection on the first floor of The Brown Hotel outside the gift shop. For years, our guests have enjoyed exclusive access to her design collections and her expertise. From the Runway to the Racetrack, Madam Foo Foo Couture original designs have been described as true works of art.

We look forward to seeing YOU in FOO on Thursday, May 2nd from 10am-8pm outside the Shop at The Brown. Our event is also open to the public.